View Full Version : OT: Spherical Harmonics Coefficients from light-probe HDR file
08-30-2007, 10:49 AM
Sorry about posting something a little Off-topic.
I am looking for documentation, or code or an example of how to extract spherical harmonics coefficients from a light-probe HDR file.
I currently use a HDR cube-map as a skybox in my game, but would like the SH coefficient to do some relighting.
can anyone help?
08-30-2007, 01:07 PM
this paper looks promising :
08-31-2007, 02:59 AM
You treat each pixel in the skybox as a single directional light. For a HDR-cubemap you need an additional scale value.
/// Calculate the sh coefficients for the given HDR image
CoefficientType *ProjectHDRImage(const Sirenia::HDRImage &image, Real HDRFactor)
Real dWeight = 4.0 * PI;
Real factor = dWeight / _nSamples;
CoefficientType *result = new CoefficientType[_nCoefficients];
memset(result, 0, sizeof(CoefficientType) * _nCoefficients);
for(Uint32 i=0; i < _nSamples; i++)
Color color = image.GetColor(_Samples[i].vec, HDRFactor);
for(Uint32 c=0; c < _nCoefficients; c++)
result[c] += color * _Samples[i].coefficients[c];
// Scale the PRT coefficients
for(Uint32 i = 0; i < _nCoefficients; i++)
result[i] = result[i] * factor;
}"CoefficientType" is a RGB-tupel. Fetching color values from an HDR-Skybox is done by a routine from Paul Debevec (see his page).
I have a lot more PRT-code if needed :)
08-31-2007, 08:35 AM
lodder, what PRT stands for ? How is it related to Spherical Harmonics ?
08-31-2007, 02:08 PM
Precomputed Radiance Transfer, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precomputed_Radiance_Transfer
09-03-2007, 05:26 AM
PRT is "Precomputed Radiance Transfer". It uses Spherical Harmonic Lighting. Do you know the paper from Robin Green?
09-04-2007, 08:28 PM
Spherical harmonics is a way of storing/compressing data/functions that are defined on the surface of a sphere, by storing them as being made up of a sum of spherical harmonic functions. It's simply a mathematical object and it is not directly related to any kind of lighting.
PRT is the actual à la mode lighting system using SH to store light information in all direction around an object.
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